Brekky Wrap: Student Attacked And Killed By Three Sharks As Parents Watched
All the news you need to know this Friday.
Donald Trump has congratulated Scott Morrison for his "tremendous victory" at the federal election during a working dinner ahead of the G20 summit in Japan. "They called it an upset but I don't call it an upset ... I want to congratulate you very much, it was a fantastic thing," the U.S. President said. The leaders went on to discuss a range of issues including trade tensions with China and terrorism.
Israel Folau has broken his silence on the controversy around his sacking, claiming he was offered money by Rugby Australia to take down a controversial social media post. It’s a claim the governing body strongly denies. The former Wallaby will meet with rugby officials at the Fair Work Commission today.
A Victorian father has become the 37th victim of the flu. Hospital worker, James Day was only 43-years-old and isn’t believed to have had any underlying medical conditions. He died after suffering multiple catastrophic complications.
Federal Education minister Dan Tehan will call on his state and territory counterparts to consider a blanket ban on mobile phones in schools. Today’s COAG meeting comes days after Victoria’s decision to ban the devices from next year in a bid to prevent cyberbullying.
Melbourne roads are the most congested in the country. According to new data from the Australian Automobile Association, Melbourne drivers travel further below the speed limit than any other part of the country, while it now takes at least three extra minutes to get from the CBD to Melbourne Airport compared to five years ago.
A California student has been attacked and killed by three sharks while on a family holiday in the Bahamas. Jordan Lindsey, 21, was snorkelling near Rose Island when she was cornered on Wednesday -- she reportedly couldn't hear warnings from her parents. "Jordan had the most beautiful, gentle soul and she will be missed deeply," her family said in a statement. Her family have set up a GoFundMe page to cover the costs of her funeral and to pay to bring her body back to California. It has amassed $43,500 in just 18 hours.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced an official visit to South Africa. It will be their first trip as a family, with baby Archie to join them. The exact date of the trip has not been announced.
In sport, Essendon has recorded a six-point win over Greater Western Sydney to kick off round 15 of the AFL. In the NRL The Wests Tigers beat the Rabbitohs 14-9. George Burgess is almost certain to face suspension after he appeared to eye gouge Robbie Farrah.
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